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Buds Public School

Buds Public School

Buds Public School is a well established institution in Dubai, having been in operation in the emirate for the last 25 years. Currently the school has approximately 770 students on its roll  (up 13% on last year), and follows the Indian CBSE curriculum.

The school employs 36 teachers (giving the school a poor teacher to student ratio), almost all of whom have teaching qualifications. The teachers are supported by six teaching assistants, mostly in the Kindergarten and Grade 1. Classroom sizes average 30 students in a class – average for an Indian curriculum school, but above the 25 prescribed by the KHDA as ideal.

Students take the CBSE examination at the end of Grade 12, although some sit the exam earlier at Grade 10.

The school’s strengths include its students’ personal responsibility, the teaching in English and Maths in KG and Primary, the Principal’s clear vision for the school as well as the positive relationships between the school and the primary stakeholders, the parents, according to the school’s most recent KHDA report (2013-1014).

However academically this is a school that needs improvement: Pupils’ attainment and progress in core subjects English and Maths is currently rated as only Acceptable across phases save KG. Provision for students with special educational needs also falls short of required standards.

Key to improvement lies in developing a curriculum and improving teaching skills to deliver independent, critical thinkers, personally motivated to learn. Recommendations of the KHDA relate to the ‘soft’ infrastructure of the school: the quality of learning experienced by pupils; teachers’ ability to recognise and work with students of varying abilities; and implementation of the newly created special educational needs policy.

Generally, parents feel that the school is improving and are happy with the levels of communication with the school. There have been concerns over extra-curricular activities and over crowding on the school buses.

Facilities at Buds Public school are satisfactory, but modest compared to some of Dubai’s more recently established private schools. They include a library, sports ground, computer labs, art room, an Islamic Studies Room and a canteen.


Fees for the school are relatively affordable, ranging from 7,122 AED per annum to 12,717 AED per annum (2014). Full details below.



Grade/Year Annual fee (AED)
KG1 7122.00
KG2 7122.00
1 8648.00
2 8648.00
3 8648.00
4 10683.00
5 10682.00
6 10683.00
7 11700.00
8 11700.00
9 11700.00
10 12717.00
11 12717.00
11 – Commerce 12717.00
12 12717.00


KHDA Ranking 

Academic year Overall performance Report
2013-2014 Acceptable
2012-2013 Acceptable
2011-2012 Unsatisfactory
2011-2012 Unsatisfactory
2010-2011 Unsatisfactory
2010-2011 Unsatisfactory
2009-2010 Unsatisfactory
2009-2010 Unsatisfactory





If you are the principal or the owner of the school and note any factual inaccuracies, or would like to update any information, please do not hesitate to contact us at editor@edu2021.com.


Update on June 26, 2015 | Reviewed by David on July 7, 2012


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  1. Ajeet Kumar says
    April 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

    Dear parents, before taking admission in Buds Public School, check the facilities and services provided; particularly transportation. They are very rigid on this and once your pick up and drop point is setup, they won’t change it. They are adamant on this and will always talk about the contract.

    • December 7, 2016, 8:56 am

      I am a student currently studying at Buds Public School.
      I have been facing the transportation issue as well, But the school has looked into issue and has reconsidered the problem. The problem I faced was the lack of space left in the bus and the seating arrangement as there was not enough space left for the senior students. I took this problem forward to the principal, they have solved my issue without being adamant about the contract

    • December 8, 2016, 11:09 am

      I do not agree with what Mr Ajeet has written about the transport. I know many of my friends who have changed their house and kept the school informed in advance and did not face any problems.

  2. parent says
    January 23, 2014, 9:51 am

    My son is studying in Buds Public School and the standard of the school seems to be very low. Lack of responsibility towards students and they are not bothered regarding the Arabic subject whether the student is learning properly or not. My son has not received his Arabic text book so far and as you can see that the academic year is almost about to end.

    The school does not care if a student is taking leave, does not ask for a leave letter neither they check with the parents regarding the same.


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